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beaded strip
  • unknown Apache or Diné (Navajo) maker
  • beaded strip, 1922–1928
  • Where object was made: Fort Apache, Arizona, United States
  • beading
  • Object Length/Width: 51 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 1/16 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Eva F. Bennett
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1659

The loom beaded strip has a white field and dark blue border. The repeating design alternates between red diamonds with two red chevrons, outlined with dark blue and white checkerboard and two rows of three small blue diamonds. The decorated portion has a band of red, then a band of white, then the overall dark blue border of the piece.